God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them,
because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
I John 4:4
Continuing to add to my gratitude list…
389. new holiday experiences.
390. friends that share their children with us.
391. good weather for travelling.
392. a “B-” in Accounting I.
393. simple things.
394. time off from work.
395. getting things done around the house.
396. God’s MERCY.
397. His gift of ever-lasting life.
398. a new year.
399. basic necessities of life.
400. things I do not understand.

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One of the things that I had to sacrifice when my Accounting I class got so difficult was daily blogging, thus my gratitude list got off track.  I have read many blogs the last few days that talk about a word for the year.  One was STRONG (as in STRONG in the Lord), one was INTENTIONAL (with time, blogging, parenting, etc.), one was PURPOSEFUL, you get the idea.  I, however, am not ready to choose a word; had never given it any thought until recently, but I am ready to let go of that which I cannot change and cling to that which is know is STRONG and TRUE – my STRENGTH and my SHIELD.

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
Psalm 28:7

Lord, please help me to remember this today and throughout this year – You ARE my strength and my shield, my refuge, an ever present help in times of trouble and you are GREATER than the things of this world.  The things I let take hold of my life and distract me from You and the things You want me to do.  Please, Lord, help me to stay more focused on You and the things You would have me see, not the things that cloud my vision and cause me trouble, pain and worry.  Thank you, Lord.  With your help I know I can do these things.
Do you have a word for the year or a goal?


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